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Building WindStax wind generators

Check out the revolutionary green products coming out of the Commonwealth

Whether they're solving an energy-efficiency problem, democratizing wind power or developing mobile solar solutions, these PA entrepreneurs are turning sustainability into success.

3711 Melon Street in Mantua

You are cordially invited to a Funeral for a Home

In an effort to memorialize the many thousands of homes that have been demolished in Philadelphia, Temple Contemporary is hosting a 'Funeral for a Home' in the city's Mantua neighborhood.

William Penn High School

What's Next for William Penn High School?

In North Philadelphia, a valuable neighborhood institution is caught between community interests and an ascendent university. What will be the fate of this shuttered school?

Pitch Day at Villanova University

In higher ed, it's all about fresh thinking for a shifting economy

Colleges and universities across Pennsylvania are developing innovative ways to foster entrepreneurship and cultivate the next generation of startup leaders.


A big game of Jenga at Five Points Alley in Cincy

National Skyline: Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C. to Philadelphia, forgotten alleys are being reinvented, moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small businesses.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Here comes Spruce Street Harbor Park, another mind-blowing installation on the Delaware

For two months this summer, Philadelphia's Penn's Landing Marina will be transformed into the Spruce Street Harbor Park, an installation featuring a boardwalk, pop-up restaurant and more.

An Art All Night exhibit celebrating Yayoi Kusama

Across the state, artists help rebuild and unify up-and-coming neighborhoods

In an effort to upend gentrification and boost struggling areas, community groups and artists are banding together to throw blockbuster events and push creative development strategies.

Germantown High School was built in 1914

What's next for Philadelphia's Germantown High School?

This century-old neighborhood institution closed its doors last year. As with other schools shuttered by the District, its future is in limbo. Could it become a vocational school? A community space? A mixed-use hub? Time will tell.

Lancaster Avenue in Mantua

What does it mean to be a Promise Zone?

An area of West Philadelphia earns a prestigious national designation, but according to stakeholders and residents, this decree from President Obama is actually a symbol of the changes already underway.

PennLive's new workspace

Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Whether they're employing flexible desks, cutting-edge technology, natural light, green space or multi-story slides, these five companies have integrated smart design into every aspect of their offices. 

Awesometown from Thompson Street

Postgreen's Awesometown features both market-rate and affordable units

Units in this Philadelphia project are finally up for sale; thanks to an innovative partnership, some of the development has been reserved as affordable housing.

Heading to lunch at 2014's TEDx Philadelphia

TEDxPhiladelphia returns with a manifesto for the 'New Workshop of the World'

At last friday's showcase of 'ideas worth sharing,' speakers touched on education, development, access and modern manufacturing.

Sue Miller

Culture Shock: PA's artisan cheese movement spreads the love

Sure, the state's ascendent cheese scene boosts farmers and cheesemakers, but it also feeds an ecosystem of writers, artists, educators, eaters and retail experts.

PSD at Mt. Airy Art Garage

All In: A growing number of Philadelphia institutions aim to increase access and inclusivity

The city's museums, theaters and art spaces are working hard to open their doors a little wider, whether it's to people on the autism spectrum or those with disabilities.
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